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Scammers turn to iTunes gift cards to steal from college students

The IRS issued a warning Aug. 18 that tax agency impersonators were contacting college students and demanding to be paid immediately to cover a bogus “federal student tax.” The crooks were telling students or their parents that they could either wire the money owed through Western Union, MoneyGram or other services, or place funds on iTunes gift cards to pay off the tax and fees.


Kansas, Kansas City restaurant health inspections for Aug. 26

Area restaurants with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations: Barrel 31, Bo Lings Chinese Restaurant on the Plaza, Bob's-N-Motion, Burger King on Blue Ridge, Carniceria Y Tortilleria San Antonio, Carriage Club Coach House, Carollo’s Gourmet Grocery, Chaz on the Plaza, Chelly’s Cafe, China Feast, Chuck E. Cheese’s in the Northland, Coach’s Bar & Grill on 103rd, The 8512, Fonda Mexicana, Garden Cafe at the Plaza, Jack in the Box in KCK, Hilton Garden Inn in KCK, Jerry’s Cafe, Jerusalem Bakery, Lutfi’s Fried Fish on Main, Moonlight Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi, Nguyen Pho & Grill, The North End, Stix Legends, Tanner’s Bar & Grill in Lenexa, Tiger Tail Saloon, Town Topic Hamburgers on Broadway, and the Vietnam Cafe.


Waldo’s KC Needlepoint is the dream of two women, stitched together

Waldo’s KC Needlepoint has been open a year and offers a diverse selection of hand-painted canvases, including Kansas City sites like Arrowhead Stadium and The Scout. Customers can take a break from their smartphones and socialize while making stockings and ornaments, pillows and seat covers, belts, baggage tags, handbag, key fobs and more.

Kids & Money

Dorm room essentials for the college freshman

If you’re wrapping up packing details before shipping off your freshman to college, you probably have the basics covered: sheets, bedspread, and pillows; towels; a backpack; a laptop; and cellphone and charger. There also are the desk supplies — scissors, stapler, paper clips, tape, file hangers and calculator. Then, there’s my list of dorm room essentials.


KC Needlepoint in Waldo

KC Needlepoint is a full-service needlepoint shop in Waldo offering painted canvases, fibers and classes for crafters.
Joyce Smith The Kansas City Star
KC Needlepoint in Waldo 1:15

KC Needlepoint in Waldo

'McDonald's of the future' arrives in St. Joseph, Missouri 0:43

'McDonald's of the future' arrives in St. Joseph, Missouri

Demolition begins at Olathe's Great Mall of the Great Plains 0:19

Demolition begins at Olathe's Great Mall of the Great Plains

Chicken N Pickle opens in North KC 0:53

Chicken N Pickle opens in North KC